In the real world, Betsy and I are safely back in Portland; we've been whacked with the wagging tail of an incredibly happy dog, and slipped easily back into the daily details of life in Portland.  In the blog world, we're still in the middle of a road trip, and we *promise* to tell you more about that SOOOOON, but this was TOO cool to not post about.  immediately. So you may have seen these bridge inspired cuffs in our store recently: [caption id="attachment_3846" align="aligncenter" width="449" caption="and they're even better on."][/caption] We're incredibly excited about them.  We've been working on them for months and it's been a true team effort here taking Betsy's designs from the sketch pad to the physical world.  We're all proud. Today, we got a new window display in honor of this new line.  We've built the St. John's bridge in our window out of hundreds of folded paper triangles floating in perfect bridge alignment. [caption id="attachment_3849" align="aligncenter" width="450" caption="every picture is better with a dog in it."][/caption] And when I say "we've built," I mean that Betsy and I had absolutely nothing to do with this masterpiece.  May I present Barrie, circa 9:30am this morning, calmly detangling a mass of fishing lines behind our checkout counter. [caption id="attachment_3850" align="aligncenter" width="450" caption="Barrie has nerves of steel. Or sterling silver. or something awesome."][/caption] We all watched slack-jawed as Barrie materialized this thing this morning and passers-by were taking photos within the first 5 minutes.  Barrie's been working on this display for months now, in preparation for the debut of the Bridge designs.  And it TOTALLY shows. [caption id="attachment_3851" align="aligncenter" width="450" caption="building the bridge."][/caption] [caption id="attachment_3853" align="aligncenter" width="450" caption="The first ever horizontal bridge reflection..."][/caption] [caption id="attachment_3854" align="aligncenter" width="450" caption="St. John's Bridge at night."][/caption] ***Song of the Moment: On the Sea, by Beach House***

17 thoughts on that's one amazing window display.

betsy:

You all are so awesome!! Thank you so much for your sweetness and support. All of us over here at b&i appreciate it so much!

October 05 2016 at 09:10 PM

bodymattersgold.com:

This is just magnificent. When I first saw the bridge-inspired cuffs, I thought, fabulous! But when I saw the St. John Bridge made from paper triangles, my jaw just dropped. You lassies are jolly talented indeed!

October 05 2016 at 09:10 PM

katey:

I love the triangles from the fremont bridge soooo much!

October 05 2016 at 09:10 PM

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October 05 2016 at 09:10 PM

Jo:

Amazing! Incredibly beautiful. How are you ever going to take it down!

October 05 2016 at 09:10 PM

Barrie:

Jo! Luckily the entire piece is divided up into two sets of strings attached to two dowels that are hung on cup hooks :)

October 05 2016 at 09:10 PM

Debbe:

Totally awesome three dimensional amazingness! Can’t wait to see it in person. What a creative genius!

October 05 2016 at 09:10 PM

maba:

Your talent and creativity and imagination continue to inspire us all!
:)

October 05 2016 at 09:10 PM

us:

That is completely staggeringly WAY OUT! Barrie and B&I – just great!!!

October 05 2016 at 09:10 PM

Gail:

WOW! So amazing!

an aside, getting dressed this morning, B&I earrings (check), B&I bridge bracelet (check), shirt from B&I (check)!

October 05 2016 at 09:10 PM

Auntie Pingie:

I’m so proud of you Care Bear! It’s amazing! xo

October 05 2016 at 09:10 PM

Michele:

Incredible! What patience-just sayin.

October 05 2016 at 09:10 PM

Leah:

Very Cool!

October 05 2016 at 09:10 PM

shana:

holy shit that’s cool!

October 05 2016 at 09:10 PM

sulu-design:

Holy crap, holy crap, holy crap. First, those bracelets are amazing. I can’t wait to see the new line in person. And second, that is a knock-out window display. Barrie is pretty awesome (did you know she did a window display for us, too, a few months back?). You guys have quite the team there.

October 05 2016 at 09:10 PM

Will:

Thanks everybody! We’re so excited about … well, everything.

October 05 2016 at 09:10 PM

Amy Wing:

SO AMAZING!!

October 05 2016 at 09:10 PM

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